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Windows 7: Usb flash drive acting like a cd drive

24 Nov 2014   #1
crashhat

Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 
Usb flash drive acting like a cd drive

My cousins flash drive is acting like a cd drive and I have no idea why or how to fix it. You can't do anything with it because it tells you to put in a disk, I tried formatting it and when I clicked format nothing happened. Does anyone know how to fix it or should he just throw it in the trash?


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24 Nov 2014   #2
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you tried to format it in Disk Management or just by right clicking in My Computer. If you haven't tried it would be worth it going into Disk Management and trying it there
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24 Nov 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

These are U3 drives. There is nothing to fix.

U3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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24 Nov 2014   #4
crashhat

Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
These are U3 drives. There is nothing to fix.

U3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
So he can't use this like a regular flash drive?

Update: I fixed it. this can be deleted
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